Liverpool sends goalkeeping coach to watch Gavin Bazunu

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent their goalkeeping coach John Achterberg to watch Shamrock Rovers stopper Gavin Bazuni in action, according to the Irish Independent.

The Irish newspaper reports on their website that the 16-year-old sensation was watched by the Reds’ senior keeper coach on Friday (29 June) at the Tallaght Stadium – where he kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Derry City – as boss Jurgen Klopp looks to solve his long-term goalkeeping problems.

Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was said to have been enamoured by the teenager’s displays during a week-long trial at Celtic, with the youngster also having spent time with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion as a Premier League battle heats up.

Good move for Liverpool?

Yes, possibly. It is hard to tell how talented the youngster is at only 16-year-old, but the signs look good after maintaining a clean sheet for Shamrock Rovers last week.

If Klopp is seeking out long-term replacements, then he is looking in the right place. He also seemingly impressed Celtic boss Rodgers – and the fact he has spent time at Arsenal and Brighton shows just how much potential he has.

Bazunu looks to be a step in the right direction for Liverpool’s goalkeeping future.

This is Futbol rating: 7.5/10

Likely to happen?

Again, it is possible. Klopp has only just sent his goalkeeping coach out to Ireland to monitor the promising shot-stopper, so negotiations over a possible transfer have not even begun.

However, a move to Liverpool seems the most likely destination for Bazunu, especially with Klopp’s keen interest in his services.

Learning his trade at a Premier League club will be the best choice for his playing development, and he will be closer to playing for them in a few years should the move happen.

This is Futbol rating: 7/10

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